Pucker Up!

So yeah….pimples are back. And they brought a little partner called Seborrheic dermatitis. It’s the most random thing ever. My face gets all hot and it looks like a flesh eating bacteria has taken over. It’s awful. Hydrocortisone cream helps. Anywho. I’m getting patches of that again. So in the next few pictures you may see that. I think I’ve gotten it under control for the most part, but still….

OH—and for those that are using MAC’s Prep-N-Prime, I’m trying to figure out what I’m doing wrong. I honestly like the product, but it’s leaving my face a bit ghostly lookin’. It looks white after I put it on….I’m using a brush and applying it as lightly as I can. What’s the prob, mayn? Anyone got any application ideas? Or maybe this just isn’t for me….I don’t know. The next time I go to MAC to ask questions about this, but I’m getting a bit pissed off at MAC in the Skincare department. First the Strobe Cream now me. I can’t the pearly shimmer stuff they put in some of their skincare products. Definitely not brown skinned folx friendly—-or it could be me. I don’t know. We’ll see.

So….I tried something different the other day. A colored liner on my waterline (or is that the lower lash line? I get an F in facial terminology). It’s pretty fun…

And here are shots of me after getting’ my lips done at MAC Pro.

Oh…and there is Stylistics.

I couldn’t bring myself to spend that much money on products that didn’t really WOW me. Or maybe I’m in denial because I’m a broke ass and just can’t afford it. Who knows. Maybe Santa will bring me something. But if not, life will move on. Passing on Metal X and The Stylistics ain’t THAT hard.

On to the lips….
I’ve decided to return my Chestnut Lip pencil. Don’t think I have much use for that. Especially since I have a pretty decent brown from Milani.
Here are my FOTDs…..you have been warned of the dermatitis on the left cheek (your right) so yeah….it sucks. So sad. Still blaming the harsh elements of LA smog. I can’t do this city thing. I need to go back to my clean Floridian air. Ha!

Mommy’s Homemade Honey cleanser
Olay Complete moisturizer
MAC’s Prep-N-Prime
Mineralized Skinfinish in Deep Dark
Fix +

Revlon Colorstay eyeliner
Loreal Cream liner in Blue
MAC Fibre Rich mascara

Burt’s Bees Lip Balm
Night Moth lip pencil
Culture Class lipstick/Ultra Madame in last pic
Contessa Lipglass

(yikes…Blurville. My bad, peeps)

I really like not putting a mess load of products on my eyes. I never realized how time consuming it is. I have 20 minutes more in the morning!

On a good note….the brows are growing back! I’m elated. They are looking better. It’s 34 days since the incident and I’m so happy at how fast they are growing. Still not perfect but at least I don’t walk around looking super duper surprised anymore. And I seriously don’t want to draw them in anymore. Because my brows are so thick, I am confident in thinking that I can have decent arched brows without the assistance of liners, stencils and things like that. But we’ll see how I feel in a month or two. Ha.

Peace and Decision Making

  • reno

    briiiit, remember that time you woke up with the deramatis on your face and we were on our way to church. we had to stop at walgreens and ended up being 30 mins late to church and missed offering. but we weren’ too mad. ha! remember that….crazy.

    anywho, i still think you look fab and you know i always told you that doing eyes takes 10 years. first a base…then lid, then crease, then blend, then highlight, then tightline, then mascara…omg, thats crazy. so i’m liking that you are spending so much time on that anymore.

    and i looove the lips. why don’t more black women invest in pretty colors? what are we afraid of? i don’t get it.

  • yummy411

    great lips girl!!!

    the prep n prime thing, i would blame the shimmer in the product. it’s def not you. sorry! do ask MAC just to check before you return.

    i saw your youtube hair journey! am i wuss cuz i had a tear well in my eye! you are a beautiful you! congrats on the hair! can you help me make one.. i guess when my hair gets a bit longer.

  • Mikaela

    What is this brow incident? I must know! Thanks for visiting my blog, yours is great. BTW, how did you find me?
    Working in skincare, I have to say it is my personal rec. that make-up co.’s should stick to what they are good at and not try to do skincare, you know? I like Strobe cream but I’m very fair, Dermalogica (one of my fav brands) makes a day cream called Day Bright with spf 15 that is like that but golden toned…

    And as far as the Stylistics, I have another stance, I never go for limited edition products, because if I fall in love for good, it will be gone tomorrow!


  • yummy411

    tag you’re it! check out my blog =)

  • Izar

    Girl, you are soooo lucky to have lips like that! They’re fabulous! Every make-up artit’s dream, I think.

  • Mrs. Lynne

    I love the look! The lips are fabo and the color liner is so lovely against your skin. Congrats on the brows too!! I know how the waiting game sucks, hah.

  • Stephie

    hi love! how cute, i love the pics in the pro store 😉 are they fine with you taking pics in there? i’m not sure if i can… even though i know the girls at the mac store pretty well, i have a thing for being embarassed… anyways, love how you took the pic of the stylistics display. it’s so posh 😀

  • Miss O.

    the blue liner looks HOT!

    is that the new gel liner by H.I.P.?

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